Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.
I love trains, and I’ve never been on a “real” train ride–just a couple of scenic rides and then commuter rides in big cities. There are railroad tracks near our home, and Randy and I were walking one night recently and watched this one go underneath us.
This image makes me think of several things:
- hoboes (I was a hobo for Halloween at least twice as a kid)
- sky walkers on airplanes
- how trains seem so lonely–always passing through, never staying
And here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)